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View Poll Results: Whose is the greatest forehand ever?

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  • Bjorn Borg

    0 0%
  • Ivan Lendl

    1 6.25%
  • Andre Agassi

    0 0%
  • Pete Sampras

    1 6.25%
  • Roger Federer

    11 68.75%
  • Rafa Nadal

    1 6.25%
  • Novak Djokovic

    2 12.50%
  • Other

    0 0%
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  1. #16

    Re: Great strokes. Forehand, ATP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    For the 1H, I'm gonna struggle to choose between beauty and versatility. Both Swiss though
    Two mental frontrunners: Kuerten vs Wawrinka.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

  2. #17

    Re: Great strokes. Forehand, ATP.

    Stop ruining the suspense....
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

  3. #18

    Re: Great strokes. Forehand, ATP.

    This has to be broken down by era and surface.

    Laver for his era. Del Porto for his but not on clay since that goes to Rafa.
    Not sure who had the best FH on clay during Laver’s era.

    Nelslus would love this discussion if he didn’t hate us all.
    Towel Avatar, do your thing!

  4. #19

    Re: Great strokes. Forehand, ATP.

    For Laver's era, my understanding is that other than Laver the other out-of-this-world player was Pancho Gonzalez. I read enough from Collins and Drysdale talking about how the man could do anything and everything.
    The two spaniards, Manolo Santana and Manuel Orantes, would also come into the conversations. But with three slams on grass and wooden rackets, it was serve and volley all the time for everybody. Who knows how few forehands anybody hit during a match that were not attempted passing shots.
    And yes to your ending comment.
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

  5. #20

    Re: Great strokes. Forehand, ATP.

    Didn't Pancho pretty much invent serve and volley?
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.

  6. #21

    Re: Great strokes. Forehand, ATP.

    Together with Kramer. That is another player engulfed in the mist of legends. Kramer was the one that saw professional tennis as viable, and started the pro tour. He needed the best out there so his first big recruit was Gonzalez. Kramer was basically ruthless on his pro tour, beating people as badly as possible. He was friends with Pancho and together they played the "big game". Serve and volley, first and second serves, pass me if you can.
    Again. Legends. Both in that they are in the past and that so many stories may be embellished. Together with Bobby Riggs, people that you would love to talk to. Or hate it.
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

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